Thursday, May 28, 2015


Five years ago when my camera broke, I decided to invest in a good DSLR camera.  I really didn't know much about cameras, so I started to do some research.  After doing some research, I realized I STILL didn't know much about cameras.  I was able to narrow down my choices to preferring the Nikon brand and I knew I didn't want to spend over $1000.  With these two criteria chosen I was able to decide on the Nikon D5000.
My main purpose for purchasing the camera was to be able to take pictures of my ETSY and Ebay items, but I also really wanted to be able to take fun and interesting pictures as a hobby.  I read through the manuals and bought additional camera guides but found that after reading everything I could, I really still had no clue how to use all the features of the camera.
I finally figured that the best and only way to learn is to actually just force myself to take pictures.
So I came up with my own fun version of the 30 day photo challenge, to make myself use my camera everyday for 30 days and learn some of the basic and even a few of the more advanced camera techniques.
I started with some easy ones to get us going and saved some of the harder ones like the long exposure, bokeh and the dreaded self-portrait for later on in the challenge.
I hope you join me in this challenge and together we can take some fun and interesting pictures and create our very own photo portfolio.
If you plan on doing the challenge, I would love to see your pics so please leave a comment below with a link to your blog or Pinterest page so we can all check out and be inspired by each others pictures.
Have fun and Happy Picture Taking!!!

Day 1.  Clouds 
Day 2.  Fruit
Day 3.  Something Green
Day 4.  What I wore today
Day 5.  From a high angle
Day 6.  From a low angle

Day 7.  Animal
Day 8.  Sunset
Day 9.  A bad habit
Day 10.  Something blue
Day 11.  Something you love
Day 12.  Silhouette
More pictures to come as I finish the challenge.
Thanks so much for checking out this 30 Day Photo Challenge Post!
Best of luck and Happy Picture taking!!!

Holiday Sparkle

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mother's Day Bottle Brush Trees

Mother's Day Bottle Brush Trees.
Lots of new creations now in my ETSY SHOP.
Show Mom your love with a one of a kind Holiday creation that she can keep out all year long!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Holiday Sparkle


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easter Day Parade 2015

Let the Easter Day Parade Begin!!!

Thanks so much for visiting!
Click HERE to visit my Etsy Shop.
Happy Easter!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cutie Pies

I mustache you a question...will you be my Valentine?


Here's a quick and fun DIY Valentine treat.  These are perfect if you are having a party or need an easy Valentine for your kids to handout at school.
First you'll need the Wilton Lollipop mold, which I picked up at Michael's craft store for $1.99.  You will also need lollipop sticks, I like the 12 inch long ones so that you can have fun holding them up to your face and goofing around with them.  For the pictures I also used red and white paper straws, which i just slipped over the lollipop sticks.  Next you will need some chocolate to melt.  I used white, dark chocolate,and pink.  Finally you will need some string or twine to hang your FREE PRINTABLE mustache tags!

Click on the Picture below to print out your FREE printable Valentine tags!


Please visit my etsy page HERE to check out my new Valentine Bottle Brush trees!
Thanks so much!!!
Happy Valentine's Day!


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